Updates from Saturday, Mar. 8
ESPN's Jeff Goodman has the latest news on Vonleh:
Indiana's Noah Vonleh expected to play tonight against Michigan, sources told ESPN.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) March 8, 2014
Updates from Tuesday, Mar. 5
Zach Osterman of the Indianapolis Star has the latest on Noah Vonleh:
Noah Vonleh not warming up. In sweats with the boot on his left foot. Tom Crean had described him as likely for tonight's game. #iubb— ZachOsterman (@ZachOsterman) March 5, 2014
Tom Crean later updated Vonleh's status, via Jordan Littman of InsideTheHall.com:
Crean on Noah Vonleh: "He's not comfortable with playing." Didn't know until after walkthrough today that he would be out vs. Neb. #iubb— Jordan Littman (@JordanLittman) March 5, 2014
Updates from Tuesday, Mar. 4
Jeff Rabjohns of Peegs.com reports on the latest with Noah Vonleh's status:
Indiana coach Tom Crean said after practice today he expects 6-10 freshman Noah Vonleh to play Wednesday vs. Nebraska. #iubb— Jeff Rabjohns (@JeffRabjohns) March 5, 2014
The Indiana Hoosiers will be without freshman phenom Noah Vonleh, who is out with a foot injury, on Sunday against Ohio State.
Alex Bozich of Inside the Hall provided the news, via head coach Tom Crean:
Noah Vonleh out today with a foot injury, per Tom Crean. #iubb— Alex Bozich (@insidethehall) March 2, 2014
Terry Hutchens of Fox Sports adds this detail:
Vonleh is on the floor wearing a protective boot on his left foot.— Terry Hutchens (@FoxSportsHutch) March 2, 2014
Following Indiana's upset of the Buckeyes, head coach Tom Crean spoke about Vonleh's status (via Dustin Dopirak of the Bloomington Herald-Times):
Crean said they knew yesterday Vonleh might not play. Realization came this morning. Said biggest thing was answer the bell on boards.— Dustin Dopirak (@DustinDopirak) March 2, 2014
Crean on Vonleh: "It's an inflammation of the foot that has been bothering him for some time. ... It's truly day-to-day with him."— Dustin Dopirak (@DustinDopirak) March 2, 2014
Crean: "It's nothing that's new. It's just something that's been bothering him more." Said can't give answer on next game.— Dustin Dopirak (@DustinDopirak) March 2, 2014
Vonleh's production won't be easy to replace. The freshman forward has been rock solid for the Hoosiers this season, averaging 11.6 points, 9.1 rebounds, 1.3 blocks and 0.9 steals per game.
Northwestern coach Chris Collins recently lauded the young man after he helped the Hoosiers narrowly defeat the Wildcats.
“I’m looking out on the floor and they got a guy who’s going to be a top 10 pick in this year’s draft,” Collins said of Vonleh, via Andy Wittry of the Indiana Daily Student, calling him a “monster.”
Needless to say, Indiana will be hard-pressed to win games without him in the lineup. Hopefully, Vonleh's foot injury isn't serious for the sake of Hoosiers fans everywhere.
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